Marinated zucchini.

Raw zucchini can be a really dull ingredient, but when you slice it in thin ribbons and marinate them in lemon juice, it becomes really beautiful and tasty. It makes a great side dish for any BBQ, but you can also get very creative with the ribbons. The longer you let them marinate, the softer the zucchini will get.

Ingredients:

  • 1 small yellow zucchini
  • 1 small green zucchini
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Himalayan salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • Handful of fresh green herbs (chives, parsley, small burnet, chervil….)
  • 1 small red chili pepper
  • zest of 1 lemon

Method:

  • Slice the zucchini’s in thin ribbons.
  • Make a marinade from the other ingredients and toss with the zucchini.
  • Cover and refrigerate for half an hour until the ribbons are softened up a bit and really pliable.
  • Drain the dish and sprinkle with fresh green herbs (parsley, chives, small burnet….), some chopped red chili and lemon zest if you serve it as a side dish. Just be creative .

SERVING SUGGESTION

  • Place the marinated and drained ribbons on a cutting board, overlapping each other a bit. Trim off the edges.
  • Put them on a plate and add some smoked trout, lumpfish caviar, cucumber, radishes, small burnet, chives flowers, society garlic flowers, starflowers, spring onions and nasturtium leaves to create a stunning looking dish.

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